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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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FLEAS! YUCK!

Help, Bowie has fleas! I definitely do not want to use the topical flea oil...but, what else can I do? Could anyone please recommend some good, not too expensive products? I'm thinking of giving him his first bath today and have nothing to use...maybe home remedies?

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A vacuum is your best friend in the case of fleas- but do not vacuum Bowie though! I'll let the experts speak to treating the pup.

It is important to understand a flea life cycle to prevent infestation in your home.
It is imperative to vacuum up any flea eggs/larvae /pupae to stop the cycle before they become adults searching for a host.
Flea eggs are not sticky and will fall to the ground.
Vacuum daily. Once the larvae hatch from the eggs they will seek out dark hidden spots, cracks, pet bedding and form their cocoons and can emerge quickly or be dormant for long periods of time. So get the tube attachment out and vacuum where the floors meet the walls. Move furniture and get underneath, anywhere the larvae could have crawled and hid in, etc.
Then get the vacuum bag out of the house asap- or if a bag-less vac- empty it outside every time you vacuum.

Good luck! I had an indoor cat many years ago, and I don't know how she got fleas but she did! One must have hitched a ride on our clothes and got in- it wasn't long before
they multiplied. It can get out of hand very quickly if you are not on top of it.
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I use the topical stuff on the cats. For my dogs, I've used Comfortis, but it makes me nervous to give them medications. This is a natural product that we've been using, and it works well, but you have to use it often. You can spray the house and the pets. Natural Pet Parent Pack | As Seen on Shark Tank

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Thank you so much! I gave Bowie his very first bath today using lavender Dawn to deal with the fleas. I was pleasantly surprised at what a good boy he was! I must say I was very hesitant and scared of his reaction...so I decided to put him in the kitchen sink empty and went through the motions of scrubbing him down. Then went to get the store to get the soap and started his bath. He tried jumping out of the kitchen sink, but then settled in! He was cold as I was trying to comb out the fleas and eggs...he even seemed to enjoy my blow dryer on warm/low and eventually went to sleep during the rest of the comb out. Thanks again, you all are so great!
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Occasionally we would find a flea on Scout or Truffles while on Revolution. My husband checks them with a flashlight! 😬 I have been giving them NexGard the last three months. No more fleas. 😊

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